Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Keep up to date with GNOME Shell Extensions

If you have read any of my recent articles that touched upon GNOME Shell, of if you use it yourself, you probably know and perhaps already use one or more GNOME Shell Extensions. These extensions are good for many things, from switching Shell themes to adding panel indicators.

GNOME Shell is very much in its infancy now, which means that a frantic development pace is underneath it. Changes, fixes and patches happen at a rate difficult to keep up with. In fact, I have found it difficult to keep track of all the extensions available, understand what they are for, etc.

Fortunately, the hardworking guys at WEBUPD8 have made it easy for all of us to follow their articles on the subject. Simply bookmark the following LINK and you will always stay up to date with all their posts on GNOME Shell Extensions.


  1. Still think you might take a look at Bodhi Linux at some point? Love the reviews you do here, we just had our 1.1.0 release.

    ~Jeff Hoogland

  2. Hi, Jeff,

    I did take a look, downloaded 1.0 and tested it, but I must admit Enlightenment is not my cup of tea. It was a bit of a frustrating experience and I thought my review would not do justice to your distro, as I am probably biased myself.

    If you are still interested in what I have to say, let me know and I will go for it, just didn't want to get into it when my initial feelings were not all that positive.

    Thanks for your comments and following.

  3. This question doesn't have any connection to the post but i have to ask. What if i install ubuntu 11.04 on intel core2 duo t6600 2.2ghz, 4 gb ddr3 ram, with with windows 7 in virtual box. i intend to install maple, mathlab, , mathematica ,spss, photoshop cs4, power director in windows 7. do you think it will work find. or would it be better if i dual boot it

  4. @iamnotastoryteller: While Virtualbox is a great virtualization tool, there is nothing like the real thing. Sounds like you are planning on using Win7 a fair amount, so I would go with a dual setup.